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Jackson County adds 48 new coronavirus cases

State health officials recorded 340 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, including 48 in Jackson County.

The new cases bring the statewide caseload to 211,065 since the start of the pandemic, and local caseload increased to 11,829, according to the Oregon Health Authority and Jackson County Health and Human Services.

Broken down by county, the new cases include 36 in Washington, 30 in Umatilla, 28 in Marion, 25 in Clackamas, 24 in Lane, 17 in Multnomah, 15 in Josephine and Klamath counties, 10 in Douglas, nine in Clatsop, Linn and Polk, seven in Crook and Yamhill, six in Columbia, Deschutes, Lincoln and Malheur, five in Baker and Benton, four in Coos, Jefferson and Lake, two in Harney and Tillamook and one in Wasco County.

State health officials added three new deaths that occurred between November and March: Those of a 71-year-old Columbia County man who tested positive Nov. 20 and died Nov. 26 at a hospital in Vancouver, Washington, a 93-year-old Columbia County man who tested positive March 19 and died March 30 at a hospital in Vancouver, Washington, and an 86-year-old Clatsop County man who tested positive Feb. 19 and died March 2 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.

The 86-year-old Clatsop County man had underlying conditions. State health officials were still confirming the presence of underlying conditions in the two Columbia County fatalities.

Since the start of the pandemic, 824 Jackson County residents have been hospitalized and and 148 have died.

As of Tuesday, there were 18 COVID-positive patients in Southern Oregon hospitals.

Statewide, the number of coronavirus patients hospitalized is 111 — an increase by two from Monday. Of those 111 patients, 30 are in intensive care units.

The number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times, according to state health officials, and do not reflect admissions per day nor length of hospital stays.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.